Ender's Game Is Finally Coming To The Big Screen, Courtesy of The Director of "Wolverine" and the Writer of "Transformers"
Via Slash Film:
Be careful what you wish for.
Barely a month ago, LitReactor's very own Meredith Borders declared Ender's Game one of The 10 Best Sci-Fi Books That Should Be Box Office Blockbusters, and now here with are with an official release date. March 15, 2013. Exciting, huh?
The bad news is that this ship is being helmed by Gavin Hood, director of the shit-tastic X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Hood also co-wrote the screenplay, with a little help from one of the writers behind the first two Transformers movies.
But before you jump off that ledge in an attempt to re-enact zero-G training, there is this nugget of hope:
The hardest part is adapting a classic novel faithfully. And I think before, people were trying to get too clever with it and change things that didn’t need to be changed. Gavin Hood wrote an amazing script that is extremely faithful to the book, including the twists in it and the themes in it.
Oh wait, that quote came from the aforementioned co-writer (AKA Roberto Orci). So put a few grains of salt on that hope.
What does everyone think? Is Orson Scott Card rolling in his metaphorical grave? Or is he just rolling in a pile of money, with many beautiful ladies?
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